Getting ready for Hawaii
Saturday December 30th 2006, 11:37h
Filed under: Ubuntu

As Sebastian and I will fly next week to Hawaii we’re getting ready for departure, thus revamping of my laptop had to be done:

  1. Fresh install of Ubuntu Edgy Eft
  2. Reinstallation of my favorites such as Tomboy, Liferea, gFTP and Sound Juicer
  3. Backwards configuration of Firefox because I’m used to press “delete” in order to step back
  4. Download of many (unfortunately mostly proprietary) Ubuntu enhancements such as Skype, Acrobat Reader, Google Earth, Sun’s Java etc. with Automatix (only VMware Player didn’t work as others figured out, too)
  5. Installation of Internet Explorer 6 (for website testings) with IEs4Linux
  6. Setup of Bluetooth for Ubuntu to send a large VCF contact file (200 addresses exported from Evolution) to my K750i
  7. Configuration of the nice 3D effects using Beryl
  8. Installation of cutmp3 (it does what it says) and ImageMagick (to automatically create thumbnails of my pictures)

Update: I kind of screwed up my Beryl installation, probably since I tried the fglx driver (in order to get two monitors for presentation) and Beryl is not supported together with this proprietary graphic card driver so the window manager Emerald wouldn’t start either removing my window decorations. My short-cut solution was to start metacity again - and then deinstall Beryl and read the manual again…

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